When it comes to finding a home to settle down in, we all have different definitions of what prime real estate would be. Some people might prioritize a big backyard while others would prefer a high-ceilinged foyer; some a modern and industrial aesthetic and others a more rustic, homey feel.
One thing most, if not all, potential homeowners would be concerned with, however, is the home’s history. When was it built? Did the previous homeowners like and take care of it? Any dark secrets the home is holding – like ghosts peeking around every corner?
It’s that last question that the main characters of CBS’s new show, Ghosts, probably should have asked more about!
Don’t get thrown off by the title though – Ghosts is much less on the side of the creepy and leans more towards tickling your funny bone.
With that, here’s what we know about Ghosts, CBS’s newest comedy!
Who’s behind the show?
Ghosts first received its pilot order in early 2020, but we all know what happened right around that time. Production was delayed for almost the whole year but filming was finally able to pick up again in December.
Right at the tail end of March 2021, CBS gave it a series order for its 2021-2022 Fall schedule line-up.
Joe Port and Joe Wiseman, who both served on the writing team for New Girl, are also writing and executive producing this new comedy.
Alongside them are Mathew Baynton, Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond, and Martha Howe-Douglas, with Alison Carpenter, Debra Hayward, and Alison Owen under the Monumental Television banner and Angie Stephenson from BBC Studios.
Studios involved with production include CBS Studios in association with Lionsgate Television and BBC Studios.
What’s Ghosts about?
Ghosts is an adaptation of the British BBC One series of the same name that aired in 2019.
Samantha and Ryan are a young couple who are trying – and struggling – to hit the ground running with their life together. One day, things finally seem to be working out for them when they inherit a beautiful country estate – only to be disappointed when they see the house for themselves.
Not only is it practically in ruins, but they’ve also got several unexpected housemates in the form of every single one of its deceased previous residents.
Who are we going to see?
Rose McIver comes back to the small screen after starring in iZombie to play Samantha, a freelance journalist and all-around good, fun person. Her husband Ryan, a modern nerd and talented sous chef, will be played by Utkarsh Ambudkar (White Famous).
Deadline has also reported the following joining the main cast as the ghosts:
Asher Grodman (Chicago Med) as Trevor, who died while partying in the late 1990s. Richie Moriarty (What We Do In The Shadows) as Pete, the ghosts’ “Activities Director” who was accidentally killed while teaching archery to a scout troop. Sheila Carrasco (Jane the Virgin) as Flower who, as her name suggests, was a 1960s hippie. Danielle Pinnock (Young Sheldon) as Alberta, the ghosts’ mother figure and Prohibition-era lounge singer. And Román Zaragoza (Stumptown) as Sasappis, the perpetually sarcastic ghost.
And most recently Devan Chandler (Doom Patrol) joined the cast as Thorfinn, a neat freak Viking ghost.
Ghosts premiered on October 7th and will air on CBS as part of their Thursday comedy line-up occupying the 9/8 central time slot.
UPDATE: After a strong premiere and even stronger Live+7 DVR playback numbers, CBS has handed Ghosts a full-season order.